I Smile Back
- Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
- Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-11-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
In the follow-up to her acclaimed debut, A Mouthful of Air, which drew comparisons from critics to The Bell Jar and The Awakening, Amy Koppelman delivers an unrestrained statement on the modern suburban woman.
Laney Brooks acts out. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, and disappears when she wants. Lurking beneath Laney's composed surface is the impulse to follow in the footsteps of her father, to leave and topple her family's balance in the process.
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By Regina-Audible on 26-12-13
Dark and Unapologetic
This is not a feel-good story. Laney Brooks is selfish, self-destructive, and twisted. However, the raw honesty of her character kept me (mostly) on her side while providing a dark glimpse into the seedy underbelly of a struggling housewife's facade.
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By Donna on 16-01-11
Not as good as her first-but worth a try!
After being blown away by "A Mouthful of Air" which was so detailed and moving, and yet not an upper, this doesn't really compare. I think the first book blew this one away and set the bar very high. Definitely a sad subject but the depth of character didn't seem to be quite the same as the first book. Will not give up on author....lots of potential!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful